Born from passionate people who really love great tone, the J-MOD 100 Amplifier was the result of a close collaboration between PRS and musician John Mayer. While the amp has a relatively simple control layout, it can achieve a wide variety of tones with some easy manuevering of the controls. Check out this blog for a video demonstration of the many sounds the J-MOD can produce, and how you can make it happen!
To date, John Mayer has used his J-MOD 100 signature amplifier on over 50 tour dates around the world. However, prior to his succesful runs with Dead & Company and his own “Search For Everything” tour, Mayer, Paul Reed Smith, and amp designer Doug Sewell spent months researching and designing the J-MOD 100. Learn more about the process here.
PRS Signature artist and blues legend, David Grissom is heading up to Montana to take his place as the “Blues Artist in Residence” for this year’s Crown Guitar Festival. David will be offering workshops, clinics and lessons during this week long, guitar-loving festival. While the workshops and instruction time are only open to registered attendees, David, and a very impressive roster of artists, will be featured in nightly concerts that are open to the public. Check out this blog post to learn more about the Crown Guitar Festival.
At PRS we realize not every person using our gear is a rock star with 80,000 Twitter followers, we also care about you: the weekend gig-warrior, the session guy, the late night jam-sesh with friends. Our passion is building guitars and amplifiers that inspire you as much as Carlos Santana, Mark Tremonti, or any other big-name musician. Check out this blog to read a real life story of how a PRS player uses his gear.
When you’re investing in a new amplifier, a few thoughts should be passing through your mind before you drop the cash. Things like: How will this amp perform on stage? How will it track in the studio? Is it versatile or a one-trick pony? Will it handle my different guitars/rigs? All intelligent and important questions. Our engineering team dwelt on these questions during the development of our Archon family of amps and a few noteworthy producers have noticed. Check out this blog to read their thoughts!
Our amplifier department wants you to spice up your summer with some color! Three of our amp models are getting aesthetically overhauled in a limited edition plum tolex. The 2 Channel Custom, Archon, and HXDA amplifiers will be offered in this unique color and you’ll be sure to catch some attention at your gig. Check out this blog to learn more about them!
New product releases are always fun, especially when they sound and look as good as these two limited releases from our amp department! We are proud to announce the 20-piece Limited Run Archon in Digital Camo and the 20-piece Limited Run 2-Channel Custom 20. In this blog post you can find the specs for each amp and learn a bit more about the great features these amps offer.
A lot of hard work and quality control testing goes into our amps here at PRS. Hand wiring each component is a big part of what we do.
After each amp is wired and assembled we put signal through the amp for hours to make sure it holds up. We don’t want our amps to ever fail you on stage, we want them to bring your tone to an all new level.
Pictured above is the inside of our all-tube PRS Sweet 16 Amp, you can learn more about this amp, HERE.
The PRS 2 Channel “H” has received an Editor’s Pick from Guitar Player in their November 2012 issue.
“The PRS Anniversary amplifier fills the “35 watt plexi” slot in my amp setup. It has the punch and midrange of a great older Marshall at a slightly lower and more practical volume than a plexi 50. I love that the 2 channels are bridged internally so I don’t have to jump them with a cable. Blending the 2 channels gives me a wide array of vintage British tone with lots of low end punch. Additionally, it is a new hand built amp, so I don’t have to worry about a 40 year old transformer or filter cap failing at a gig or session. Wonderful, pure, vintage inspired tones…....I love this amp!”
- David Grissom
Friend of PRS, Bryan Ewald, demonstrates a Sweet 16 Combo with a PRS SC 58 and a PRS Starla.
For more on the Sweet 16, visit: http://www.prsguitars.com/sweet16/
Paul opens up a PRS Amp and tests it in the amp department. Your PRS Amplifier should arrive ready to play and sound musical out of the box.